Virtual Cards Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Global Virtual Cards Trends and is Segmented by Product Type (B2B Virtual Cards, B2c Remote Payment Virtual Cards, B2c POS Virtual Cards), By End User (Consumer Use, Business Use), And by Regions (North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa). The Report Offers Market Size and Forecasts for the Virtual Cards Market in Terms of Revenue (USD) for all the Above Segments.

Virtual Cards Market Size

Virtual Cards Market Summary
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Study Period 2020-2029
Market Size (2024) USD 319.20 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 562.46 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) > 12.00 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Virtual Cards Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Virtual Cards Market Analysis

The Virtual Cards Market size is estimated at USD 319.20 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 562.46 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of greater than 12% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Over the upcoming years, there will be a notable increase in the market for virtual cards. Due to reasons like the rising use of digital platforms and online payment methods, the industry will rise rapidly. The growing trend of virtual cards is because they save the trouble and cost of handling real cards and processing paper. The epidemic has increased consumer demand for contactless payment options, and the industry is seeing a rapid influx of new contactless spending options. A virtual prepaid card, apart from phone orders and internet transactions, is a digital payment instrument that functions similarly to an actual prepaid card.

Tokenization is used to create credentials randomly, and the cards have integrated financial controls that let you fund the card for single-use or multiple-use purchases. Virtual prepaid cards enhance the payment experience by making online shopping safer, easier, and more capable.

Virtual Cards Market Trends

Increasing Online Transactions is Augmenting the Virtual Cards Market in Asia-Pacific

In Asia-Pacific, cashless payment methods rapidly evolve with ground-breaking innovations such as mobile wallets, peer-to-peer (P2P) mobile payments, real-time payments, and cryptocurrencies. Due to enhanced broadband connectivity, increasing mobile commerce in China, Japan, and India, and new technologies such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and rapid digitization, billions of people have started embracing contactless payments in developed and emerging countries. Besides, surging e-commerce businesses, digital remittances, digital business payments, and mobile B2B payments are boosting the non-cash transaction ecosystem. In addition, as the global usage of smartphones, online payment modes, and online shopping increases due to urbanization, the need for virtual cards will likely rise.

Virtual Cards Market: Transaction Value of Digital Payments in Asia-Pacific, By Country, In USD Billion, In 2022

Increasing adoption of Virtual Cards for B2B Payments

The rise of virtual cards for B2B payments has been remarkable. Businesses increasingly recognize the benefits of using virtual cards for their payment needs. Virtual cards offer advanced security features that protect businesses from fraud and unauthorized transactions. With unique card numbers generated for each transaction or vendor, companies can minimize the risk of data breaches and fraudulent activities. Virtual cards are streamlining the entire payment process for B2B transactions. They are eliminating the need for manual paperwork, checks, and wire transfers, reducing administrative burdens and saving time. Virtual cards are seamlessly integrated with existing accounting and payment systems, making the adoption process smoother for businesses.

Virtual Cards Market: Share of Consumers Using Virtual Cards Across India, By Age Group, In %, In 2023

Virtual Cards Industry Overview

The virtual card market is relatively fragmented. Major multinational companies involved in the virtual card market are included in the research. The market is concentrated in terms of share. Nonetheless, mid-size to smaller businesses are expanding their market presence by landing new contracts and breaking into untapped sectors thanks to product innovation and technology improvement. Some major players in the Virtual Cards market are American Express Company, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Mastercard Incorporated, and many more.

Virtual Cards Market Leaders

  1. American Express Company

  2. JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  3. Mastercard Incorporated

  4. Co Ltd.

  5. MineralTree Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Virtual Cards Market Concentration
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Virtual Cards Market News

  • December 2023: Conferma Pay and Mastercard expanded their partnership to enable mobile virtual card payments. Mastercard’s commercial bank clients were expected to be able to offer the convenience of contactless virtual card payments to their corporate customers using Conferma Pay.
  • May 2022: Mastercard and fintech giant OPay announced a strategic partnership for broader financial inclusion and economic prosperity by opening digital commerce to millions across the Middle East and Africa.

Virtual Cards Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Digital Transformation is Driving the Market

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Connectivity and Technical Issues is Restraining the Market

    4. 4.4 Market Opportunities

      1. 4.4.1 Collaborations between Virtual Card Providers, Fintech Companies, and Financial Institutions can Unlock New Opportunity

    5. 4.5 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.5.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    6. 4.6 Insights on Impact of Technology and Innovation in the Market

    7. 4.7 Insights on Performance of Virtual Card Providers Globally

    8. 4.8 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 B2B Virtual Cards

      2. 5.1.2 B2C Remote Payment Virtual Cards

      3. 5.1.3 B2C POS Virtual Cards

    2. 5.2 End User

      1. 5.2.1 Consumer Use

      2. 5.2.2 Business Use

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Peru

        3. Rest of South America

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. Japan

        3. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Market Concentration Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 American Express Company

      2. 6.2.2 JPMorgan Chase & Co.

      3. 6.2.3 Mastercard Incorporated

      4. 6.2.4 Co Ltd.

      5. 6.2.5 MineralTree Inc.

      6. 6.2.6 Skrill USA, Inc.

      7. 6.2.7 Fraedom Holdings Limited

      8. 6.2.8 Abine, Inc.

      9. 6.2.9 Billtrust, Inc.

      10. 6.2.10 ACI Worldwide Inc.*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive


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Virtual Cards Industry Segmentation

A credit or debit card is a virtual card number generated via a mobile application or website; a real card does not accompany it. The study contains a thorough background analysis of the virtual card industry, along with an evaluation of the parental market, developing trends by market segments and regional markets, notable shifts in market dynamics, and a market overview. The virtual cards market is segmented by product type, which includes B2B virtual cards, B2C remote payment virtual cards, and B2C POS virtual cards, by end-user, includes consumer use, business use, and by geography, includes North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Pacific, Middle East & Africa. The report offers market size and forecasts for the virtual cards market in terms of revenue (USD) for all the above segments.

Product Type
B2B Virtual Cards
B2C Remote Payment Virtual Cards
B2C POS Virtual Cards
End User
Consumer Use
Business Use
By Geography
North America
United States
Rest of North America
South America
Rest of South America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle East & Africa
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Virtual Cards Market Research FAQs

The Virtual Cards Market size is expected to reach USD 319.20 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of greater than 12% to reach USD 562.46 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Virtual Cards Market size is expected to reach USD 319.20 billion.

American Express Company, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Mastercard Incorporated, Co Ltd. and MineralTree Inc. are the major companies operating in the Virtual Cards Market.

Asia-Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Virtual Cards Market.

In 2023, the Virtual Cards Market size was estimated at USD 280.90 billion. The report covers the Virtual Cards Market historical market size for years: 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Virtual Cards Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Virtual Cards Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Virtual Cards market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Virtual Cards analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Virtual Cards Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)